Well, he was one of our super hip baristas. But he graduated, which means he's moving on to some pretty cool stuff. What you might not know about Ethan was that he devoted much of his time to some pretty sweet research and will be presenting his honors thesis at Pascal's on June 15th. His presentation is entitled The Centrality of the Torah in the Gospel of Matthew.
His presentation is one of three undergraduate presentations all taking place in the classroom at Pascal's on Wednesday, June 15, from 2-4:30 p.m.
Here are the other two presentations:
A reception will follow the presentations, which means some tasty finger food and good coffee.
More details here.
We're stoked to host these talks and hope to see you there!
Want to be a Pascal's Barista?
Pascal's Coffeehouse baristas are responsible for developing their skills as baristas, serving the community with drinks prepared according to established brewing parameters, and being the hosts of the Christian Study Center of Gainesville with a view to serve its broader purposes. This means that while baristas are always thinking in terms of coffee, they must also think in terms of community and conversation. In essence, Pascal's baristas cultivate a space where coffee, community, conversation, and creativity thrive together.
If you're a student and interested in applying, click on the link below to fill out the online application. Deadline for applying is April 11th (next Monday) by midnight.
If you have any problems accessing the application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll work to address the problem.
We have removed our Blended Coffee from our menu
As we continue to shape our identity as a craft coffee shop, we know that we will encounter crossroads of difficult decisions. We want to get through these decisions with good reasons.
Here are our reasons for taking Blended Coffee off the menu:
1.) The coffee powder we were using for our Blended Coffee didn’t represent the sort of product we want to serve at Pascal’s.
2.) The effort to prepare Blended Coffee diverted our energy from efforts that we think are more appropriate to the sort of shop we want to be.
3.) The number of Blended Coffees we sold per day indicated to us that the little demand for them didn’t justify our keeping them on the menu.
For those of you who did enjoy our Blended Coffee, please know that even though we didn’t make that many per day, this was still a difficult decision for us because of you. We still want to serve you something you’ll enjoy, and we think we can. Just talk to a barista about what your alternatives are.
We love you all,
Your Pascal’s Baristas
Meet Stephanie Diaz
Steph is in her third year at UF studying Health Science. She plans to pursue a career in Healthcare as a physician once she graduates. She has been involved with CRU since her freshman year and is currently leading a Community Group, which she loves (s/o to m'girls). Steph finds herself being fascinated by unexpected things and is making a deliberate effort to explore them at her leisure. She spends her free time drinking coffee at Pascal's, having mini dance parties whenever the urge strikes, writing about her ideas, researching weird (sometimes gross) medical facts, talking to her mom on the phone, and spending time with people who make her laugh. If you see Steph at Pascal's, come say hi! She will remember your name.
Q&A with Stephanie
How long have you been a Pascal's barista?
It all started on an early Monday morning in May of 2015.
Why did you want to become a barista?
Passion for coffee and the desire to learn more about it is what mainly drove me to want to become a barista. Pascal's, in particular, had a certain draw to it. Before I was a barista, I was a regular for about two years, loving the coffee and the atmosphere. I took notice of the difference between what I was getting at Pascal's versus what I was getting at other coffee shops, and became a little more knowledgable about what good coffee was. I guess I wanted to be a part of that.
What kind of coffee do you keep in your pantry?
I actually haven't brewed any coffee at home since I started working at Pascal's, which could also arguably be referred to as home.
What do you most appreciate about the craft-coffee movement?
I like how thoughtful the process of making coffee has become. Also, it tastes good.
If you could have any drink in your cup right now, what would it be?
Water. I'm gasping. As far as coffee is concerned, a cappuccino is my comfy go-to drink.
What do you do on Saturday night?
Join in on whatever thing my friends are doing that night or make an attempt at spontaneity.
What song do you have stuck in your head right now?
"Why not" by Hillary Duff.
What's your go-to Pandora station at the coffeehouse?
The Washed Out station.
What do you think a coffeehouse’s role in the community is?
I think what makes Pascal's so great is that it is almost a community in and of itself. A coffeehouse should provide a warm environment for people to feel a sense of belonging as well as provide a great product. Within an academic setting, I think a coffeehouse should also attempt to foster a culture of curiosity and learning.